Gregory Crinum




Queensland, Australia


3 Mtpa


Restart, Operations & Maintenance

DRA Global was selected by Sojitz as the preferred partner for the restart and operations and maintenance of the Gregory Crinum metallurgical coal mine in Queensland’s Bowen Basin.

Sojitz Coal Mining officially took ownership of Gregory Crinum, near Emerald in Central Queensland, from BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance joint venture partners BHP and Mitsubishi Development. This followed a A$100 million ($71 million) agreement the companies signed in 2018.

The restart of Gregory Crinum will be delivered in two stages by DRA with the first stage focusing on the refurbishment of the processing plant followed by the full operations and maintenance contract of the processing plant for the next three years.

The mine is anticipated to have an annual capacity of up to 3 Mtpa when fully operational, with a life of more than 20 years. The site comprises the Crinum underground mine, Gregory open-pit mine, undeveloped coal resources and on-site infrastructure including a coal handling and preparation plant, maintenance workshops and administration facilities.